Hands-on House Children's Museum


  • Hands-on House Children's Museum
  • 721 Landis Valley Road
  • Lancaster, PA 17601


  • Primary - (717) 569-5437

There's so much to explore at the area's only museum for young children where playing and learning go hand-in-hand. Not-for-profit museum focuses on shared educational experiences that delight kids and parents alike. Self-directed exhibits are designed for children ages 2-10 to explore with a parent or other adult. Exhibits include Marty's Machine Shop, E-I-E-I KNOW, Space Voyage Checkpoint and MORE! Call for information about Group Visits, birthday parties, and calendar of events.

New for 2016 - Little Valley Farm

The imaginative play exhibit, designed to teach children ages 2-7 about the connection between farms and food in a fun way, will include play farm animals, a barn, silo, hayloft, farm machinery and tractor. Children will be able to collect and sort free-range play eggs in a hen house, pick pretend apples off a tree, climb aboard a real tractor, feed and care for play farm animals, discover what it takes to milk a dairy cow, and use a pulley system in a two-story hayloft where they can learn about the difference between straw and hay.

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